My 5000th Post!

For some years I was really into blogging. These days I post a lot less, what with doing Instagram, contributing to theshelterblog, Tumblr, Twitter, and reluctantly, Facebook. A blizzard of internet activity.

The idea is to get our “content” out in digital form to compliment our publishing of hold-in-your-hands books. All this with “build it and they will come” approach. We’re working at having theshelterblog be more and more of our original material as opposed to stuff already on the web.

We’ve also upgraded our website in the process.

I’m also posting less because I’m immersed in production of our next book, Small Homes. Which is looking, ahem, incredibly good. This may end up being our most relevant building book ever, with a variety of simple homes and lifestyles that will give lots of people ideas and inspiration to create their own shelters.

Sure, tiny homes are wonderful and photogenic and a welcome relief from homes that are too big and expensive and rents that are too high. But small homes are relevant for way more people.

So far we’ve done 97 (out of approx. 200) pages. A sample we just completed today:

So onward I go with the book, posting less. But hey, 5000 posts is a body of work (along with all time history page views of 7,448,979)…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to My 5000th Post!

  1. Congratulations…

    Yes, that is a big body of work.

    I have read it all, but have read a lot, and enjoyed all.

    Sample from the forthcoming book looks interesting.

    I think your observation that small homes may be more relevant may well be spot on. More folks/families may look at them and think they too could manage in "the space". re tiny homes, the comment I often hear is "it's cute, but.."

  2. very wise….and I always check here and read what you say….but FOCUS on your new book that I also think will be even MORE INSPIRING for folks to build their own shelter. yeah….It is a JOY to live in a shelter that you've had a hand in building yourself. The walls breath with you…the roof is more then "just shelter"…the floor becomes sacred as you walk on it….folks feel a "different feeling" in YOUR HOUSE….and you just smile more…I know I do. I can't thank you enough Lloyd for all the inspiration your books gave me to build this house of my dreams.

  3. very wise….and I always check here and read what you say….but FOCUS on your new book that I also think will be even MORE INSPIRING for folks to build their own shelter. yeah….It is a JOY to live in a shelter that you've had a hand in building yourself. The walls breath with you…the roof is more then "just shelter"…the floor becomes sacred as you walk on it….folks feel a "different feeling" in YOUR HOUSE….and you just smile more…I know I do. I can't thank you enough Lloyd for all the inspiration your books gave me to build this house of my dreams.

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